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COABE: “Are We on the Brink of Something Big?”

COABE’s most recent journal includes an article by Johan Uvin, now the president of the Institute of Educational Leadership, entitled, “Are We on the Brink of Something Big?  Reflections on the Current and Future State of Career Pathways Policy and Practice”.  In the piece, Uvin addresses some of the current challenges facing career pathways’ promise of providing greater equity and opportunity for all Americans.  He notes the following; bold text below is added.

Access Explore VR’s New Job-Driven Toolkit

People with disabilities often face barriers to employment, due to employer biases, attitudes about disability, perceived level of skill, employability skills, and misinformation. Paid work experiences, such as internships, pre-apprenticeships, and apprenticeships, are effective "earn to learn" models for training skilled workers, including those with disabilities.

Labor Announces $20 Million to Help Injured American Stay on the Job

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the availability of $20 million in grants to help Americans who are injured or ill remain in or return to the workforce. The grants are intended to identify new, replicable strategies to help individuals with a work-related disability stay on the job.

Medicaid and Work Requirements: Where does Adult Education Fit?

Several states have submitted proposals for Medicaid waivers to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that include work requirements. While work requirements are new to healthcare, other programs, like TANF, have experience with implementing work requirements.

2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment & Disability Survey

The 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment & Disability Survey: Supervisors Perspecive (KFNEDS: SP) is the first national survey to look at the effectiveness of the practices that employers use to recruit, hire, train, and retain people with disabilities in their organizations, from the unique perspective of supervisors of employees with and without disabilities.  The results offer important new information for employers, policymakers, legislators, and

ICI: Innovating Services, Improving Outcomes: A VR Model for Serving SSDI Clients

  • Date: 
    Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    Online webinar

State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies, the main source of job services for people with disabilities, help individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to become more independent and economically successful.

ICI's Defining the Employment Research Agenda Webinar

  • Date: 
    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:44pm
    Online webinar
The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) will be leading a series of "State of the Science" (SoS) discussions, looking at ways to engage people with disabilities, their families, and their services providers in creating employment options. 
In this kickoff webinar, ICI staff will share the research findings behind the SoS initiative, and some of the events you can get involved in during the SoS.

Funding Opportunity: Disability Employment Initiative Grants

US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
Notice of Availability of Funds
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA-ETA17-05)
Issued on June 30, 2017

Key Dates: The closing date for receipt of applications under this Announcement is July 31, 2017.

The Playlists: Disability Resources for WIOA Practitioners

The Playlists: Disability Resources for WIOA Practitioners is a recently released set of 10, high quality 'playlists', each offering a selected set of links to tool kits, reports, online courses, and videos on topics related to improving services to individuals with disabilities, a critical goal of WIOA partners and practitioners.

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